Friday, December 3, 2010

Foodie Friday: “For those who love breakfast”

Today's Foodie Friday is a little unconventional; it's a restaurant review y'all! There hasn't been too much cooking going on in the Footsy households lately with last week being Thanksgiving and our travel schedules and this week being, well, recovering from Thanksgiving.

Whenever we migrate South to B'ham, we obviously have to plan our schedules around all of our favorite places to eat at home that we miss. So naturally, when one of our besties's and her husband (Ashley and Steven) opened a restaurant in our hometown, it was a priority to check it out. Imagine the feel of small town diner, but with a retro-modern flare, and you've got Over Easy.

I went with my mom Wednesday morning AFTER my run (so that I could eat more). For someone who is indecisive to an annoying fault [sidenote: sal can attest to the "annoying" part], the menu had way too many amazing looking items to choose from. So in typical Liv fashion, I narrowed it down to my top two choices and deferred the decision to Steven.  

First, let's describe for you these two options and you'll understand why such a decision was so laborious:

Italian Eggs Benedict – a poached egg with crispy prosciutto and house made pesto (made lovingly by Steven himself ever morning) served on a polenta cake
The "Easy Does It" - a three egg omelette with spinach, sautéed mushrooms, goat cheese, and basil pesto

Exhibit A
See – hard decision. Steven indicated that the Italian Eggs Benedict was his own personal creation so I went with that. [Plus I'm like 1/8 Italian – so duh]. Oooo emmm gee! When the plate was delivered, you could smell the freshly made pesto - it was scrumptious. 

My mom ordered some "fluffy stuff," their oh-so-cute name for the pancakes and French toast deliciousness. I can attest to the fluffiness because I may or may not have polished off tasted hers. Rhonda (that's my mom) cannot go to any breakfast place (at least a place that just opened) without sampling their biscuits and gravy. So she ordered some – and it too was yummy.

Sal hit it up on Friday morning with her parents and had the Heuvos Rancheros. Description: two crispy flour tortillas, scrambled eggs, bell peppers, onions, diced tomatoes, Monterey jack, jalapeno peppers and chorizo sausage, topped with sour cream and spicy salsa! And word to the wise – it ain't for the faint palette. It packed quite a punch of spiciness – but was unbelievably tasty.

Ash + Steve-o
But don't worry – just because WE may not have ordered the healthiest of options, there is a whole section of the menu dedicated to the health conscious. Oh! And we must not forget to mention the coffee... it's basically a custom brew they concocted with Royal Cup. And soon you'll be able to bring the Over Easy coffee to your breakfast table, complete with their signature cute yellow packaging, designed (of course) by our extremely talented friend, Ash – she cooked up all of their graphics, helped Steven select the decor and designed the amazingly creative and eye-catching sign on the front of the restaurant. 

So for our first Footsy restaurant review we give Over Easy two big toes ways up! And we're super proud of our friends Ashley and Steven, for opening such a fine establishment. We look forward to many returns and can't wait to go back when the weather is a little nicer so we can sit outside on the patio with a perfect cup of joe after a morning run. Also, we're both eyeing the 'Bama style pimento cheese for lunch (pimento cheese, fried green tomatoes, and arugula on toasted sourdough bread)! So if you're ever I the 'ham (like maybe for the Mercedes Marathon?) – you should take yourself to Over Easy, open every day but Mondays for breakfast and lunch!


1 comment:

  1. Update to Bhammers!

    Vote for Over Easy as the "Best Birmingham Breakfast" place:

    And while you're there, vote for Brick & Tin as the "Best New Restaurant" too!